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Planners approve Dunkin’ plan for Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 October 2013 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – A plan for a new Dunkin’ Donuts store in Medina at the southeast corner of Route 31A and 63 cleared another hurdle on Thursday with a vote of support from the Orleans County Planning Board.

JFJ Holdings of North Andover, Mass., is the developer for the project.The company wants to build a 2,000-square-foot store on vacant land owned by Gregory Housel. The project includes 27 parking spaces with most on the west side of the building.

The drive-through includes space for about seven vehicles. The County Planning Board recommended the Town of Shelby Planning Board approve a front setback variance. The town code requires a 75-foot setback. JFJ has proposed a 47-foot setback.

The store will be at a busy intersection with nearby sites that include a gas station hair salon/health food store, an auto parts store, a motel and the Oak Orchard River.

JFJ is also working to build a Dunkin’ Donuts in Albion, right next to the Tim Hortons on Main Street. Both stores are expected to open in early 2014.